Agree! This is one of the mission-critical issues for those airlines which will not adopt a vaccination mandate for all pax. The industry put the issue on the table with government some time ago.Does this mean airlines will have to create two fare types, one with no cap for vaccinated travlers and another for vaccinated travelers with a cap per flight?
Something like this will probably be the key. I guess similar to NZ where a "voucher" is required for uplift and all seats can be sold meaning airlines no longer have control over capacity.Australia Travel Declaration (which is at least 72 hrs pre-departure)
Looking further ahead at the point when non-citizens are allowed entry to Australia (Phase D of the National Plan), the matter of unvaccinated pax will return and need a more enduring solutiion.
Yes that is part of it in terms of post-arrival management. Despite all the criticism of the current construction of quarantine-specific facilities I see them as prudent provision for the medium as well as long term - albeit they should have been commissioned urgently 18 mths ago. Hotel quarantine has always been a short-term far from ideal emergency measure.Facilities under construction in several states that will help once they are built?
Agree with you, though I am glad they did not 'urgently' build anything 18 months ago - this always leads to wrong place, botched job, dodgy contracts, vast cost over-runs - you know how it goes...Yes that is part of it in terms of post-arrival management. Despite all the criticism of the current construction of quarantine-specific facilities I see them as prudent provision for the medium as well as long term - albeit they should have been commisioned urgently 18 mths ago. Hotel quarantine has always been a short-term far from ideal emergency measure.
But actually I was thinking more about how the airlines are to manage unjabbed passengers for the 'complete journey' from booking to disembarkation when something like normal operations are on the horizon. The National Plan, fwiw, says 'measures may include...quarantine for high-risk inbound travel' in Phase D. Never say never but Phase D (fully open international borders with non-citizens allowed) still seems some months off, so it should not require a just in time solution. I don't know what those measures should be. A lot depends on whether 'high risk' (deserving of quarantine) will be about ports of departure (applying to whole flight) or vax status and recent travel history of each pax (harder to address).